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  Islam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
At the core of Islam is the Qur’an, believed to be the final revelation by a transcendent Allah [Arab.,=the God] to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam; since the Divine Word was revealed in Arabic, this language is used in Islamic religious practice worldwide.
Islam views the Message of Muhammad as the continuation and the fulfillment of a lineage of Prophecy that includes figures from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, notably Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus.
In Islam, religion and social membership are inseparable: the ruler of the community (caliph; see caliphate) has both a religious and a political status.
www.bartleby.com /65/is/Islam.html   (1102 words)

Islam is often promoted as a complete religion, which social life is part of the complete religious life of the adherents.
The original establishment of Islam is with the emergence of the Koran, which allegedly came to Muhammad over a period of 22 years, starting in 610.
Islam defines the God of Judaism and Christianity as the same as the Koran's, but the religious content and scriptures of the two latter is declared as corrupted by humans.
i-cias.com /e.o/islam.htm   (1599 words)

 Libya - Islam in Revolutionary Libya
His commitment to the open propagation of Islam, among other reasons, has caused him to oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-based fundamentalist movement that has used clandestine and sometimes subversive means to spread Islam and to eliminate Western influences.
Although the brotherhood's activities in Libya were banned in the mid-1980s, it was present in the country but maintained a low profile.
In 1983 a member of the brotherhood was executed in Tripoli, and in 1986 a group of brotherhood adherents was arrested after the murder of a high-ranking political official in Benghazi.
countrystudies.us /libya/54.htm   (991 words)

 Qadhafi's Libya and the Prospect of Islamic Succession
Libya's economic ossification has led to the rise of an Islamic opposition movement claiming that only a return to religious values can fulfill the masses' demands for economic and political regeneration.
Libya proved to be an ideal location for Sanusi Islam, as its relative isolation from imperial machinations and lack of Ottoman scrutiny allowed the order to flourish.
Libya's resistance to colonialism, the Idris monarchy and even the initial stages of Qadhafi's revolution have all relied on traditional Islam.
www.mepc.org /journal_vol7/0002_takeyh.asp   (4964 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Islam is such a fundamental aspect of everyday life of most Arabs, that the secular societies of the West find difficult to relate to it.
Islam came to the forefront of American culture when it was adopted by African Americans during the tumultous 1960s, when Malcolm X defined Islam as the religion of his people and a means of "Black Empowerment".
Islam in the United States: This is a link for Islams in the United States, addressing currentevents, local practices and laws pertaining to their rights and beliefs.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/islam.html   (7081 words)

Libya is bordered by Tunisia and Algeria on the west, Niger and Chad on the south, and Sudan and Egypt on the east.
Islam is practiced by all the language groups, including the Berber-speaking people who maintain much of their traditional culture.
Libya's prosperity during this period is reflected by the Roman ruins in the cities of Leptis Magna, Sabrata, and Oea.
www.geocities.com /macosmet/libya.html   (1927 words)

 All about Islam, Allah,, Mohammed ,branches, Empires, terrorism
Islam is not only a "religion", but a "total way of life"; there is no distinction between the sacred and the secular, the religious leader is the political leader, and every aspect of the individual life should be Islam: Dress, food, and every detail of the family or social life...
Islam is today the second largest religion of the world, after Christianity, with 1,100 million members (1995), and the fastest growing religion.
Mecca was conquered for Islam, making his way to the Kaaba stone which had been the religious focus of Mecca since time immemorial and which he now rededicated to Allah, accepted the almost mass conversion of the city but returned himself to Medina.
www.religion-cults.com /Islam/islam.htm   (1391 words)

 Islam, the Modern World, and the West
Penetration of Islam in Eastern Africa by Ahmed Binsumeit A. Badawy Jamalilyl of Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
Islam in Modern Indonesia A Conference Cosponsored by the United States-Indonesia Society and the Asia Foundation, February 7, 2002, in Washington, D.C. Among the information included at this webpage is the executive summary of the conference as well as detailed summaries of all of the scholarly presentations.
Islam in Indonesia: The Dissemination of Religious Authority in the 20th Century is an extensive program of research combining the efforts of a number of scholars and academic institutions, among which is the The Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden.
www.uga.edu /islam/countries.html   (11155 words)

 Libya: News and Views
Libya gave a red-carpet welcome Monday to four westerners released by kidnappers in the Philippines, the second time in less than two weeks that Tripoli has been an obligatory port of call for ex-hostages.
Libya has played a key role in freeing some hostages after promising development aid to impoverished Muslim areas in the south Philippines, in the process of boosting its image in the international community.
Libya, not known for its press freedoms, embraced the international news media in the glory days of its campaign to free western hostages but the welcome mat for journalists was then snatched from under their feet.
www.libyanet.com /0900nwsc.htm   (9952 words)

 Libyaonline.com Information and Entertainment at your fingertips.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When leaving Libya, note that you are only allowed to export a limited amount of Libyan money and there are currency controls.
Libya's main entry points are Tripoli and Benghazi or by Libyan Tunisian or Libyan Egyptian Border.
Libya's official time is GMT - 1 and the time does not change between summer and winter.
www.libyaonline.com /libya/guide.php   (1227 words)

 Libya - Islam
Women are permitted to attend public worship at the mosque, where they are segregated from men, but their attendance tends to be discouraged, and more frequently they pray in the seclusion of their homes.
In the early days of Islam, a tax for charitable purposes was imposed on personal property in proportion to the owner's wealth; the payment purified the remaining wealth and made it religiously legitimate.
With the discovery of petroleum in Libya and the establishment of a welfare society, almsgiving has been largely replaced by public welfare and its significance diluted accordingly.
countrystudies.us /libya/51.htm   (711 words)

 Esposito, Political Islam: Beyond the Green Menace
Asserting that Islam is not just a collection of beliefs and ritual actions but a comprehensive ideology embracing public as well as personal life, they call for the implementation of Sharia, or Islamic law, as a social blueprint.
Islam is often portrayed as a triple threat: political, civilizational, and demographic.
Libya's and Iran's relationships with the West, and the United States in particular, were often confrontational; at the same time, the United States has had strong allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Bahrain.
www.uga.edu /islam/espo.html   (4424 words)

 Islam in Libya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the 1969 coup (See: History of Libya), the Muammar al-Qaddafi regime has explicitly endeavored to reaffirm Islamic values, enhance appreciation of Islamic culture, elevate the status of Qur'anic law and, to a considerable degree, emphasize Qur'anic practice in everyday Libyan life.
Nonetheless, King Idris, the monarch of independent Libya, was the grandson of the founder of the Sanusi movement, and his status as a Sanusi gave him the unique ability to command respect from the disparate parts of his kingdom.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_Libya   (1452 words)

 Libya Islam and the Arabs
The attack on the Arab monopoly of the religious leadership of Islam was explicit in Kharijite doctrine, and Berbers across the Maghrib rose in revolt in the name of religion against Arab domination.
The rise of the Kharijites coincided with a period of turmoil in the Arab world during which the Abbasid dynasty overthrew the Umayyads and relocated the caliphate in Baghdad.
Converts to Islam often retained the positions of authority held traditionally by their families or class in Roman Africa, but a dwindling, Latinspeaking, Christian community lingered on in the towns until the eleventh century.
www.country-studies.com /libya/islam-and-the-arabs.html   (940 words)

 Political Islam in Libya
Libya is an orthodox Sunni Muslim country that broadly follows the Maliki school.
The group was given a boost by a number of Libyan students who had gone abroad to study in the UK and the U.S., where they were exposed to a range of Islamist ideas.
Many returned to Libya to launch attacks against the regime, but by 1989 the authorities had discovered the group's existence and they carried out a campaign to liquidate it.
jamestown.org /terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369478   (1679 words)

 Libya RELIGIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Under the constitution, Islam is Libya's official religion and the government publicly supports a preference for a moderate practice of Islam.
The ICS's main goal was to promote a moderate form of Islam, reflecting the views of the government.
In 1997 the Vatican established diplomatic relations with Libya, stating that Libya had taken steps to protect freedom of religion.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Africa/Libya-RELIGIONS.html   (255 words)

 Libya offers compensation -DAWN - Top Stories; March 2, 2002
PARIS, March 1: Libya will pay compensation to families of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing victims even if the former Libyan agent convicted of the attack is acquitted on appeal, a son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said on Thursday.
One of the conditions it has set for removing Libya from its list of “state sponsors of terrorism” is payment of compensation, but it insists it is not involved in the negotiations for payment.
Seif el Islam said Libya was prepared to compromise but would not succumb to “flmail” by the United States.
www.dawn.com /2002/03/02/top16.htm   (546 words)

 Islam in Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islam is the second most widely practiced religion in Ethiopia, having arrived in Ethiopia in 615.
According to the 1994 census of Ethiopia (with similar numbers for the 1984 census), about one third of Ethiopia's population are adherents of Islam and members of the Muslim community can be found throughout the country, though they are most concentrated in the lowlands.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_Ethiopia   (625 words)

 Iranian minister: Present age characterized by honor of Islam
Libya's Minister of Culture Nouri al-Hamidi, on the sidelines of the 7th OIC Information Ministers Meeting yesterday, met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi and the two ministers discussed various issues.
Saffar-Harandi pointed to the scientific, economic and political achievements of the world of Islam as a thorn in the eye of enemies and said that any common negative approach by adversaries of the world of Islam is considered as Muslims' point of strength.
He referred to the commonalties between the two countries and the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and said that it was not merely a political revolution rather was rooted in the purely Islamic culture.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/060914/2006091404.html   (609 words)

 World Tribune.com: Bush set to visit Libya in first half of 2004
LONDON — Libya is preparing for defense cooperation talks with the United States, leading to a visit by President Bush early next year.
Al Islam, who is being groomed to succeed his father as Libya's ruler, said Tripoli and Washington have held defense cooperation talks, including the prospect of joint exercises, Middle East Newsline reported.
In the interview, Al Islam said Libya will end the development program of a medium-range missile that can fly 800 kilometers.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2003/ss_libya_12_30.html   (403 words)

 World Tribune.com: U.S. denies it will compensate Libya for WMD
Boucher rejected an assertion by Seif Al Islam, the son of Libyan ruler Moammar Khaddafy, that the United States would compensate Tripoli for the cost of its nuclear program.
The department said Libya has not made this a condition in the dismantling of Libya's nuclear weapons and other WMD programs.
Officials said the United States was discussing with Libya its participation in a project meant to reduce the risk of dismantling Tripoli's nuclear weapons program.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2004/ss_libya_02_02.html   (295 words)

 Libya - Spirituality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In Libya, church and state are not separated.
The religious laws of Islam (sharia) are part of the country's legal system.
lthough Islam is generally not tolerant of superstition, folk beliefs persist in Libya.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/libya/spirit.html   (358 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The alleged murder plot, involving firing rockets at Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz' motorcade, is being investigated by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Britain, people with knowledge of the case told the U.S. daily.
If the alleged conspiracy turns out to be true, it could undermine Gaddafi's efforts to clean up his image and his public pledges to help combat terrorism.
U.S. officials said the investigation of the alleged assassination plot is one reason why Libya has not been removed from a U.S. State Department list of countries that support terrorism.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2004-06/10/article10.shtml   (412 words)

 FREE In-depth report - Tenets Of Islam - Libya
Ruins Of The Roman Severan Basilica Leptis Magna Libya
With the discovery of petroleum in Libya and the establishment of a welfare society, almsgiving has been largely replaced by public welfare and its significance diluted accordingly (see Health and Welfare, this ch.).
The sharia, which was developed by jurists from the Quran and from the traditions of the Prophet, provides a complete pattern for human conduct.
www.exploitz.com /Libya-Tenets-Of-Islam-cg.php   (1044 words)

 Libya Islam News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Libya announced a three-day official mourning period and...
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Libya awards oil stakes in 3 blocks to Exxon, ONGC, Inpex
www.einnews.com /libya/newsfeed-libya-islam   (1254 words)

 Current Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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www.amss.net /past_editorial_1-1.html   (85 words)

 Libya-Islam and Middle East
Libya Mazigh: This is a site that details Libya's Mazigh, or Berber, culture and population.
Includes information on the history and historical sites of Libya, an overview of the Tamazigh language and a photo gallery showing old cities and places of interest in Libya.
The Last Jews of Libya: This site is dedicated to the Jewish culture in Libya.
www.ou.edu /mideast/country/libya.htm   (254 words)

 Seif al-Islam al-Qathafi: Libya is proceeding towards more liberal economy
Son of the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qathafi, Seif al-Islam, said that Libya will make greaterst economic reforms in 3 decades with the aim to move to a more liberal economy.
Libya asks to join WTO, liberalize economy with vibrant private economy, active public role
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